Client Reviews

"Joanie is a wonderful realtor, full of knowledge, who cares more about her clients than a sale. A friend of ours recommended her to us when we were searching for a home and we couldn't have been more happy! This was my husband and I's first time buying, so Joanie broke down every little step and explained every acronym, line on offers, and other related contracts. She made things very understandable for people who had never understood them before. She has been around Baton Rouge for over 20 years and is well versed in it's financial and real-estate economy. When it came to house searching, she was on top of sending suggestions and looking into comparisons for properties we found. Her connections with inspectors and other service companies was so helpful. She had a sweet and genuine care for us and helped assure us that the house we wanted was worth it's price and not a money pit. On closing day, Joanie was prompt and ready to answer questions so that everything went smoothly. She even went as far to provide us with a little gift for our new home! I would recommend her to any friend who is looking to buy or sell in Baton Rouge."

Sarah Reynolds

"I had the good fortune - and the distinct pleasure - to have Ms. Montelaro list and sell my home for me. She was burdened with the fact that I still occupied the home right up until the closing. She gave me advice on how to handle my living arrangements, efforts to be made to enhance attractiveness and arrange showings. It turned out her advice and suggestions were sound. We ended up with a sale and closing in no time. But it did not end there. She followed up on all aspects of the process, stayed in touch with me, recommended outside services, including movers, provided guidance on how to handle the numerous inspections, appraisals, etc. During the process she answered all of my questions, eased all of my worries and earned my admiration for her extraordinary professional abilities. I have no hesitancy in recommending her to others looking to market their homes."

Walton J. Barnes, II

"Joanie is an absolute pleasure personally and professionally!  She has her clients’ best interests at heart!  She is a true breath of fresh air!"

– Jamie Taylor, The Mortgage Firm

"Joanie Montelaro is the BEST!  She helped me sell my house and purchase a new home.  She made what could have been a stressful and difficult procedure run very smoothly.  Joanie helped me with so many things during this process that she went above and beyond her job description.  She is very professional and always had my best interest in mind.  Joanie is truly remarkable at her job and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Realtor."

– Leslie Smith

"Just…wow! Working with Joanie was easily the best experience we’ve had with a realtor. It feels weird even saying “realtor” because Joanie definitely became a life-long friend in the process. She was always ready to attack anything that came up through the process, and did so with meticulous precision. We were moving from Texas to Louisiana and, like anyone, ran into a few snags along the way. Joanie stayed cool, calm and collected each step of the way and helped us navigate through everything until the end. Her attention to detail is unrivaled and her network of friends and colleagues is unparalleled. Everyone knows Joanie and I’m thankful we do too. We could not be more grateful for her coaching, guidance, and friendship. Make sure she’s your next call!"

– Taylor Smith

"My siblings and I tried to sell a house we inherited ourselves as a "For Sale by Owner." Well, after 6 months on the market, 2 signed contracts that fell through, and a ridiculous amount of wasted time, money, and effort, we were exhausted and very discouraged. That's when we hired Joanie. What a relief! She hit the ground running and handled everything for us. She advertised using multiple platforms (both online and through actual human hard work via her extensive realtor network). We couldn't believe how quickly things began to move and how many showings she arranged! Our little house got the wide exposure we needed to find a real buyer in under a month. We ended up with 2 great offers coming in on the same day, and the resulting competition landed us a full price offer! Even after the closing, Joanie is still sending me helpful info (for dealing with taxes after a sale, etc.). Her background in banking also means she truly understands the lending and mortgage parts of the home selling/buying process, and can explain them in plain language. Not only does she get results, she's just a lovely person--she even made a donation to my favorite charity. I've already recommended her to several friends!"

– Lori McBride

"Joanie is an excellent Realtor! Some of her most valuable qualities are her attentiveness, responsiveness, and simply understanding her clients needs and desires. I can't tell you how many times we reached out to Joanie with a question that, to us as new home buyers was this monumental task or worry, and Joanie skillfully walked us off the ledge and was more than just a Realtor but also a friend and mentor! She is always looking out for her clients. I highly recommend Joanie to anyone. She really becomes a friend by the end of the process!"

– Matthew Landry

"Joanie is a great realtor. She is very organized and usually ahead of the curve. Also, Joanie’s banking experience is very helpful. Joanie is a very hard worker and deserves consideration."

– Drew & Denise Sellers

"Joanie helped us find our perfect home. She is extremely responsive and went an extra mile with numerous video calls since we could not travel to see the houses. She not only helped us find a home but made the entire process seamless. She has a wealth of resources and helped us set up cleaning, yard and pool services. For anyone looking to a buy or sell we would highly recommend Joanie. It was an absolute pleasure and a memorable experience buying our first home thanks to Joanie."

– Sakshi & Manish Bami

"After 18 1/2 years living in the same home, we decided to look for a house that already had the things we wanted to change about ours. Not only did Joanie help us find our dream home, she was a DREAM to work with!! She happily (and patiently) answered all of our questions and concerns and took care of all the details for us making the transition easy and worry free! Joanie is professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. And did I mention that she sold our home in ONE day!? Pick up the phone and call her. She’s the absolute BEST!"

– Laura Patterson

"Joanie is only person I trusted to sell my family home. She is professional, full of knowledge and willing to go out of her way for her clients. I truly thank her for walking me through this process and being there for me when I had questions. She is a rockstar and a true professional that I highly recommend."

– Barbara Pecoraro

"Joanie is the best! She was thorough and professional and great to work with. She kept us updated about available appointments and always let us know as soon as a new one came on the market. She was honest and forthright-no games. I highly recommend her!!"

– Trina Nguyen

"Joanie is the BEST in the BIZ! Was super patient with my family and me. Once we pulled the metaphorical trigger, she was with us every step of the way."

– Tim Coles

"Joanie was wonderful to work with. She was available to us anytime we had a concern or question. She always had a solution throughout the home buying process whether it concerned negotiations, inspections, etc."

– Audrey Schmolke

"Joanie is an absolute rockstar! This is the second time we have used her services and I just cannot imagine making it through the home buying/selling process without her! She is definitely the person to have on your dream team!"

– Derryl & Bridgit Didier

"I unequivocally recommend Joanie! I believe her insights and ideas for how we could best showcase the house were spot on. The sign went in the front yard before breakfast, and the house was under contract by dinner time! I felt secure and confident during the whole process. I have always known Joanie to be a successful business woman, and I think she brings her smarts, attention to detail, customer service and relationship-focus to her real estate business. Honored and delighted to have her represent us! Thank you, Joanie!"

– Gloria McConnell

Joanie was an absolute lifesaver for me during the home buying process. I was unable to travel to look for a home in Louisiana during the COVID situation and Joanie did multiple video walk-throughs for me. She helped me buy the home from afar. She was incredibly responsive and patient. She was able to negotiate an excellent deal for me. I am so thankful for her!!

– Ashley Rawson

"Joanie Montelaro did an amazing job in selling our house. Not only did she get our asking price, but she did it during the beginning of COVID-19! Because of the "Stay at Home" orders, Joanie had to go the extra mile in meeting with us to prepare for and finalize the sale. There were a lot of bumps in the road but Joanie smoothed them over and sold our house in record time. If you're looking for a good Realtor we would highly recommend Joanie Montelaro!"

– Cleveland and Verlyne LeBlanc

"Joanie Montelaro is hands down the best!! Joanie worked with our family and made our home buying experience seamless during Covid! She is so professional & amazing! Could not have been a better experience! She is caring and does everything possible to make sure you are happy with your home choice! Joanie provides all information needed to make the right purchase in a home! She provides every detail & goes above and beyond to ensure you are happy in purchasing your new home! Absolutely thrilled with our new home! Joanie Rocks!! Highly recommend!!"

– Tracie Hagan Resendez

Joanie was such an amazing asset to have when purchasing my first home. I am from out of town and wanted to buy ahead of starting a new job. She is so knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods and was able to help me find the perfect house in a wonderful neighborhood. Since this was my first time buying, and buying from a long distance, I would often have moments of being overwhelmed by the process. She made sure all of my (many) questions were answered, made me feel at ease, and truly made the entire experience a breeze! I feel she went above and beyond her duties and I highly recommend her for anyone looking to buy a home!

– Jillian Ploof

“My daughter used Joanie Montelaro as her real estate agent to find the perfect first home in Baton Rouge. A house-hunting trip was planned but then the Coronavirus situation struck and travel was restricted. Joanie took the time to listen and understand what my daughter was trying to find and, using that knowledge, selected various homes to videotape and discuss in detail with her through phone conferences and zoom meetings. We trusted Joanie to do the legwork we could not do - and she found the perfect place - absolutely perfect - within the price range and close to my daughter’s work. Joanie also went over and above all our expectations by then helping us navigate and complete all the forms, documents, and inspections to successfully close the deal. She helped us so much that we nicknamed her Superwoman”! I recommend her highly and would give her ten stars if the system let me!

– Kelly Rawson

Joanie was a joy to work with. She's personable, knowledgeable, and extremely patient. She's thorough and makes recommendations to get your home sold quickly. Joanie has a wealth of industry resources and was able to get things taken care of with ease. I've sold homes before and this was by far the most pleasant transaction. Highly recommend for all of your real estate needs in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas!”

Joanie was on top of any issue or questions I had from the time we made an offer until I closed. She was available to me every step of the way. She is positive, friendly, and professional.”

– Patricia Lesage

“I worked with Joanie in the past in my past profession and have always been impressed with her tenacity and creativity. She is simply spectacular. She is the reason our house sold.

– Gee Gee Hargon

“Joanie is the consummate professional. She is detailed, patient, kind, and knowledgeable. Her banking background is a huge bonus as well. She is so ready to help her clients with every need, doesn’t matter how large or small the issue is, she handles it with grace. We love our new home! Thanks, Joanie!”

“Joanie was a delight during the process of finding the home that I saw myself in. Then she made each step of buying my first home easier than I could imagine while reassuring me and communicating with the others players in the sale daily. Would highly recommend her.”

– Caroline Cook

“Joanie and her team is extremely easy to work with. She takes all the pressure off of listing and selling a home. I have sold homes before but never with such ease. I highly encourage calling Joanie Montelaro for all of your Real Estate needs.”

“After over 6 months of listing with another agent- Joanie stepped in and was able to handle in less than a month! She is a tremendously well-connected realtor in Baton Rouge who is willing to pull out all the stops! Call Joanie! YOU will not be disappointed. Signed ANOTHER satisfied client.”

“I want to thank you so much for all the hard work you dedicated to the sale of my condo in Baton Rouge. Your constant dedication and your consummate professionalism were second to none. You are the epitome of what a REAL Realtor should be...You are AWESOME!"

"Thanks to Joanie Montelaro with ReMax, our house SOLD in 2 Days with MULTIPLE OFFERS and ABOVE asking PRICE!!! She worked side by side with us to make the entire experience very smooth. Due to her vast knowledge and presence in the community, she was able to quickly connect us with any and all professional services needed to get our house ready to list, sell, and then move. As an older couple ready to downsize, we cannot thank her enough for making such a daunting task so quick and easy!!”

– Ronnie and Lelia Johnson

"Joanie recently helped me buy my 3rd house. Best experience ever! She truly went above and beyond to make sure everything was done to perfection while keeping me updated frequently as to where we were in the process. I literally just showed up for the closing to sign my paperwork and she did everything else. I would highly recommend Joanie to any of my family or friends. I would only use her in any future transactions.

– Amy Lea

"I cannot express enough how truly grateful we are that we had Joanie by our side throughout the process of selling our home and buying a new one! It went rather quickly which created quite a bit of additional stress and she was right there by our side the entire time always offering reassurance. There were also a couple of little hiccups with the other parties that were involved but Joanie remained our foundation and the one constant that we could count on day or night and yes, even weekends! It is without question that we chose the right person when we picked Joanie!"

– Derryl and Bridgit Didier